Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -18.0.
The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to have the more friendly filename.
May 29, 2020 Subject:
Restoration to enhance using iZotope v7.01 and Fabfilter Pro Q2 M/S EQ.
August 4, 2017 Subject:
De Kalb Blues, 1939
According to Allmusic.com, John and Alan Lomax first recorded the haunting "De Kalb Blues" while Lead Belly was still in prison. Tom Maginnis' review of "De Kalb Blues" for the website thoroughly describes its lyrics and its vocal and musical qualities—he writes, "Leadbelly expertly works his 12-string acoustic with fluid dexterity, simultaneously maintaining a sliding bass riff with light-flicking melodic picking of the upper strings, held together with a steady jumping tempo" (http://www.allmusic.com/song/de-kalb-blues-mt0004869251).
Folklorist John Lomax and his son Alan found Lead Belly in a Louisiana prison and recorded him on aluminum discs for the Library of Congress. This version of "De Kalb Blues" recorded for Musicraft was released several years after the original Lomax-recorded version.